CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) is helping the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) to finalise the security measures for India’s first bullet train, according to a report. The NHSRCL is implementing the high-speed train project running between Mumbai & Ahmedabad.
- NHSRCL is thinking about airport-like security at Bullet Train stations, HT reported.
- They are planning to allow passengers to enter the platform just before the scheduled departure of the train.
- “We provide security consultancy to many establishments and since this will be the first bullet train project for India, NHSRCL has approached us for consultancy. We will review the security structure of (high-speed trains in) other countries and will suggest a measure accordingly,” a CISF official was quoted in the report saying.
- Since all the bullet train stations will be interconnected with railway stations, RPF might be given the responsibility of security for bullet train passengers as well, NHSRCL spokesperson Sushma Gaur said.
- CISF will be suggesting surveillance structure, deployment pattern, requirement for quick reaction teams etc.
- The target for the completion of bullet train corridor is August 2022.
- The high-speed train will be cutting down the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad by 5 hours.
Training tracks for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train ready
New Delhi: Two 50-m training tracks for India’s first bullet train project between Mumbai-Ahmedabad are ready, according to a report. The tracks slabs are made from high strength concrete using Japan’s Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) technology, it said.
- The tracks include one 50-metre straight line and another same length for a curved line, reported TOI.
- The tracks are developed at High-Speed Rail Training Institute (HSRTI) in Vadodara.
- The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is setting up HSRTI at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore on the campus of National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.
- The institute will train manpower in high-speed rails.
- Rs 38 crore Of the total Rs 600 crore will be spent on the 1st phase of the project, the report added.
- NHSRCL is implementing the high-speed train corridor project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
- The total length of the proposed corridor works is 508.17 km.
- The route of Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail will be passing through two states, Maharashtra and Gujarat and one Union Territory, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
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